North Korean Rations at Lowest says U.N
U.N records indicate North Korea rations at lowest following the worst harvest in decades.
Report from the U.N indicate that North Korea has cut public food rations to 300 grams per day, the lowest level ever for this time of year, with further cuts likely after the lowest agricultural production in a decade, according to the Friday May 3rd 2019 statement.
“This new food security assessment in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has found that following the worst harvests in 10 years, due to dry spells, heatwaves and flooding, 10.1 million people suffer from severe food insecurity, meaning they do not have enough food till the next harvest,” World Food Programme spokesman Herve Verhoosel said.
Agricultural output of 4.9 million tonnes, the lowest since the 2008-2009 season, had led to a food deficit of 1.36 million tonnes, according to Verhoosel.